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Plant That Looks Similar To Cabbage

What are the plants called that look like cabbages?

Pat from Upper Michigan

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May 20, 20080 found this helpful

Ornimental Cabbage is what they are called..most nursery's carry them :0)

Maggie O in Bloomington, MN

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May 21, 20080 found this helpful

Kale

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May 21, 20080 found this helpful

Are you thinking of collards?

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By Gayle (Guest Post)
May 22, 20080 found this helpful

If you're referring to the ones that have color in the center, but the whole plant is shaped like a cabbage, that would be ornamental kale.

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May 22, 20080 found this helpful

Did you mean the brassica family? that would include the whole group, the kales, collards, brussels sprouts, cabbages, and so on.

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By murrie (Guest Post)
May 23, 20080 found this helpful

Hi, I think the plants you mean are called Kale they are like a pink and cream cabbage (in Australia this is what they are)

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May 30, 20080 found this helpful

My first thought when I read your question was "Sedum Spectabile," or Autumn Joy Sedum, a very tough and ornamental perennial flower. No food value for humans! Early in the spring it looks like little heads of cabbage coming out of the ground. My first thought, upon seeing them, many years ago, was that they were cabbages. Here in Zone 5 they are past that and the stems are 10 inches tall, but in Upper Mich. maybe the season starts later. Flower heads start forming in the summer, and in early fall, turn reddish or pink, depending on variety. The stems and heads are sturdy after freezing for winter interest in the flower garden. Cut down in spring before the "cabbages" get more than an inch or so in diameter.

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